Telegraph Station

Victorian High Country

You can send a telegram (national/international $2/4) to anywhere in the world from the Telegraph Station, the original Morse-code office. There's a railway museum at the back (entrance by gold coin donation). Entry to the station is included with the Beechworth Heritage Pass.

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